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November 24, 2008

Marshall Tucker Band

Again, with a debt of gratitude to Adam.

Marshall Tucker Band getting nasty in New Orleans.

Marshall Tucker Band
The Warehouse
New Orleans, LA

Recieved in a trade. Great show. FM or SB quality. Rudimentary art included. Any other info would be helpful.

Source: FM or SBD

Disc One
fly like an eagle
long hard ride
fire on the mountain
heard it in a love song
dream lover
new year for east coast
blue ridge mountain sky
can't you see
hillbilly band
ramblin' this ol' cowboy
desert skies

Disc Two
24 hours at a time
new years in nola
i'll be lovin' you
searchin' for a rainbow
will the circle be unbroken

John Fogerty

Thanks Adam for this one.

John Fogerty
Capitol Centre
Landover, MD (USA)
July 4, 1987

Excellent soundboard recording (from cassette master)

Another stellar recording from "The RS Arvhives"
(a Mexminute/TheCommish production)

** mp3 samples provided (as always) in the Comments section **

01. Announcer
02. The Old Man Down The Road (musical intro)
03. Born On The Bayou
04. Down On The Corner
05. John addresses the audience
06. Who'll Stop The Rain
07. Up Around The Bend
08. The Midnight Special
09. Bad Moon Rising
10. Audience applause
11. Fortunate Son
12. Vietnam tribute segment (incomplete; no Fogerty)
13. Proud Mary

TheCommish notes:
* Track 2 is only a musical intro (i.e., no lyrics & is NOT the entire song)
* When burning the show to CD, you can omit Track 12 if desired (since it's not a music track and Fogerty is not present in it); if you decide to leave that track out, Track 11 and Track 13 flow together pretty seemlessly.
* You may also decide to leave out Track 10 (approx. 1:26 of audience cheering) when burning to CD.  If you do, Track 09 and Track 11 should play together seemlessly.

Cassette master > Nakamichi CR-7A (playback) > HHB CDR-850 (burning) > CDR, then
CDR > EAC > WAV > Editing (see below) > FLAC Frontend > FLAC

Editing notes:
* Re-tracked show (combined WAV files in Nero, then re-split with CD Wave)
* To adjust for the gradual volume fade-in on the source, volume was increased in Track 01 (+12dB for 0:00-0:02, +6dB for 0:02-0:09, and +4dB for 0:09-0:18); as a result, the track volume is now much more even

Mexminute's comments about this show:
"I remember most of what happened on July 4, 1987.  RS was hired to run the soundboard at the Capitol Center in Landover, MD for the Vietnam Veterans Benefit Concert.  The bill consisted of many artists & guest speakers who honored the men & women who fought in the Vietnam War. 

There was an interesting group of artists who wanted to participate in this day- long celebration called “Welcome Home”.  A few of the people who appeared were James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Linda Ronstadt with James Ingram, Anita Baker, CS&N, Richie Havens with Lou Gossett Jr., John Fogerty and more.  Each artist played between 1 & 3 songs, except for John Fogerty who played for 35 minutes.  It was a busy day for RS and because he was only a fan of some of the artists, he did not run tape for all the artists (not too unusual for sound people). 

So….back to the story.  RS called me mid-morning on the 4th, and tells me that I should come own down to the “Cap Center.”  He said an all-access pass would be waiting for me at the stage door & I could sit with him at the board & watch the rehearsals and the show later in the day.  I was dressed & out the door in 5 minutes.  I arrived at the backstage door, and before I knew it I was walking all around the arena floor throughout the day watching all these amazing artists rehearse their performances for the show later that evening. 

When it was time for John Fogerty to go on stage to rehearse with his band, I grabbed a seat about 10 rows back on the floor…right on the aisle to hear one of my favorite musicians.  They practiced for about an hour doing all songs from his late 80’s solo career (Centerfield, and Eye Of The Zombie).  You can imagine how I felt. 
However, after he left stage, I walked over to RS & said why there were no CCR songs included in his set.  RS reminded me that Fogerty’s lawsuit with Fantasy Records was still unsettled, and he was forbidden to record or perform any Creedence tunes. 

I excused myself to unload my bladder walking to the cleaner bathrooms in the backstage area.  Now, I don’t know about the habits of others guys when it comes to pissing in a urinal, but, when I am standing up unloading my bladder, I usually close my eyes (don’t ask why….I have no idea).  About half way through my “business”, I hear the bathroom door open, and someone walks in.  He occupies the urinal right next to me, and begins to take care of his business.  My eyes are still closed.  After I am done, I do the shake thing, and begin to return my fly to its original position.  After doing this, I open my eyes.  Out of the corner of my left eye, my peripheral vision catches the side shot of a man’s face with big side burns…..similar to the ones John Fogerty had when I saw him on stage just a few minutes ago.  Holy crap….it was John Fogerty.  I thought that here was my chance.  I turned to my left & said, “Howdy”.  He returned the greeting.  I thought I had died & gone to heaven.  I took a leak next to John Fogerty.    Ok…maybe that wasn’t that interesting. 

Ok…enough about that.  So, the rehearsals ended, and the arena opens the doors early for all the Vets to come in & get settled.  They were given the best seats in the house.  Many were in wheelchairs, walkers & canes.  The show starts, and all the artists honored the Vets.  It was a very emotional evening. 

Then it was time for the last performer…my good friend…my bathroom buddy…John (Fogerty that is).  Well, the place went nuts when he hit the stage.  I remembered that John rarely played out live.  The lawsuit really affect his outlook, however he was ready to rock. 

As the band breaks into the intro of “Old Man Down The Road”, they huddle around each other.  All of a sudden, they let the intro fizzle out, and then you hear the opening licks of “Born Of The Bayou”.  I turn to RS with my face lit up like a kid in a candy store, he looks at me with the old “What the hell is going on” look…..and the rest is history.  John threw the crew, and everyone off guard.  They finished “Bayou”, and broke right into “Down On The Corner”, and continued to play nothing but CCR songs for the entire set.  The entire arena went wild. 

I can’t help but think, taking a leak next to me, changed his mind as well as the direction of his performance.  In any case, it was a night I will never forget. 

NOTE:  RS had a bit of difficulty with the sound for the first song and a half, but & rebounds fairly quick.  Enjoy!"

About "The RS Archives":
The RS Archive consists of a selection of live recordings made by a great individual who passed away in 2005. 
RS worked in the music industry in many capacities….a music fan….a musician….a sound engineer.  He was considered one of the best behind the mixing board.  I was honored to have known him for practically 35 years.  There was no one like him….he was a wonderful human being.  Everybody loved him.  He was a level-headed guy who knew what sounded good and what didn't. He could conceive and design sound systems from scratch in his head to meet the artist’s needs. Whatever they wanted, he could do.

For years, he mixed music at the annual Grammy Awards and the American Music Awards television show.  RS worked closely for years with Daryl Hall and John Oates, Juice Newton, Anita Baker, Mariah Carey, Tears for Fears, Crack the Sky, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Aretha Franklin, Pink Floyd, Whitney Houston, Bette Midler, Ann Murray, Michael Bolton, Kenny G, Tony Bennett, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, John Fogerty, Bonnie Raitt, Frank Sinatra, John Hiatt, Little Feat, Little Village,  and Waylon Jennings… name a few.
He had a huge reputation in the business, and that's why he was chosen to work with such budding clients as Mariah Carey.  With the major stars, he was one of the preferred engineers they choose to work with.  A particular client of RS who had a reputation for firing sound engineers with great regularity was Anita Baker, whom he won over not only with his technical abilities and personality, but with his refusal to put up with her criticism.  He quit a few times but always came back because she loved the way he mixed her music.  He could coddle difficult and temperamental celebrities, and they respected his work. He was able to kick back and get along with them. Even though he knew these people, he was a very modest man.

So now, it is time to honor him by sharing some of the many recordings he made while on the road.  All are perfect (or near perfect) soundboard recordings made from the master cassettes or master dat tapes.  Unfortunately, I am not able to identify the original equipment these tapes were made on, however I can say that for the transferring process, the cassette tapes were played back on a Nakamichi CR-7A, and the dat tapes on a Sony PCM-R500.  They were all burnt onto cdr using a HHB CDR-850. 

Please enjoy these tasty gems!   
Mexminute (fellow DIME member).

If you decide to download this show, won't you please consider posting a comment on the show's board?  It only takes a moment, and believe me, it takes A LOT longer to prepare/upload a show for others to enjoy than it does to download and run.

And won't you please consider thanking Mexminute for sharing this mighty fine show with us?

Generously shared by Mexminute
and uploaded on DIME by TheCommish
November 2008

Mermen at Slim's, Jan. 5, 2002

This is a posting referencing Archive.Org's Live Music Archive, the LlaMA.  This one is a Mermen show that was recorded in their hometown with some extremely high-quality condenser mics placed on-stage.  The Mermen are a psychedelic surf trio from San Francisco.  This group is the brainchild of one Jim Thomas, a guitar genius.  If you would like to preview this, please follow this link.  It's in the same tradition as Dick Dale, but then goes off the rails from there.  The Mermen


(Official Web site)
Date: January 5, 200
Venue: Slim's
Location: San Francisco, CA

Source: (on-stage) B&K 4011
Lineage: Tascam DA-20mkII (playback) > AudioMagic Presto II coax > SEK'D Prodif Plus > CDWav (record) > Samplitude 2496 (48k > 44.1k @ Ultra High) > CDWav (tracks) > mkwACT > SHN
Taped by: Steve Gilbert
Transferred by: Steve Gilbert

Ocean Beach
To Be Naked and French Is Always Hard
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Here Kitty Kitty
Silly Elephant Who Stomped to Tea
Be My Noir -->
TR-6 -->
Crash -->
Jack the Ripper
Within You Without You * -->
Burn * -->
Unto the Resplendent *
Jungle Rot *
Emmylou Rides Clarence West and Then South
The Goodbye
Soul Surfin'
Splashing with the Mermaid
White Trash Raga * -->
The Whales *

E1: Blue Xoam
Lonely Playboy

E2: With No Definite Future...
Scalp Salad


November 23, 2008

Steve Kimock and Pete Sears

I just found a foobar plugin that allows me to convert SHNs to MP3s.  This will open up more possibilities in terms of shows I can share, as many of my older shows are in SHN.

The first attempt at using this plugin to create the same quality MP3s I've uploaded thus far is a real gem. This is an mostly-acoustic summit between Steve Kimock, possibly my favorite guitarist, and Pete Sears, a brilliant keyboardist.  Steve plays everything from baritone ukelele to lap steel to bouzouki on here.  Pete plays everything from a baby grand to an accordion.  This is a laid back classic replete with beautiful folk and blues.

Steve and his Explorer 

Steve Kimock & Pete Sears
November 24, 2002
Boulevard Cafe - Chicago, IL

Recording Info:
SBD + (Stage) Schoeps CMC6/MK4 ->
Sound Devices MP2 ->
Behringer MX1604A ->
Apogee Mini-Me ->
Sharp MV10 ->
Samplitude v6.0 ->
SHN (2 Discs SHN / 3 Discs Audio)

Mixed and Recorded By Charlie Miller and Arielle Phares


This is a corrected seed; the original seed shorten files were created without seek tables appended,
also d2t04 needed to be split. The original shorten files were decoded, d2t04 was split into d2t04-d2t06
as needed using CD-WAVE, the subsequent d2 files were renamed accordingly, and then all files were
re-encoded with seek tables appended.


Steve Kimock - Guitars, Octave Mandolin, Baritone Ukelele
Pete Sears - Baldwin Baby Grand Piano, Accordian

Instrumentation Legend:

BGP - Baldwin Baby Grand Piano
ACC - Accordian
OM - Trinty College Octave Mandolin
U - Baritone Ukelele
ATC - Archtop hollowbody Cerletti Guitar
RH - Regal Hawaiian Lap Guitar
VH - Vega hollowbody Guitar
WS - White Fender Stratocaster
SM - White Fender Stringmaster
OZ - Supro Ozark

Instrumentation is indicated by (Steve,Pete)

Set 1:
d1t01 "this is not, like, the normal gig"
d1t02 The Hag at the Churn (OM,ACC)
d1t03 Till We Meet (OM,ACC)
d1t04 Swing in G (U,BGP)
d1t05 Cole's Law (ATC,BGP)
d1t06 Over Easy (ATC,BGP)
d1t07 Green (OM,BGP)
d2t01 C Boogie (OM,BGP)
d2t02 It's Up to You (ATC,BGP)
d2t03 "just last night, the gift of fish"

Set 2:
d2t04 "you're being so quiet, its wonderful"
d2t05 La Petite Groove raga-intro (RH,BGP) >
d2t06 La Petite Groove (RH,BGP)
d2t07 High-n-Lonesome (VH,BGP)
d2t08 Old Friends (OM,BGP)
d3t01 Tongue-n-Groove (ATC>WS,BGP)
d3t02 Chance in a Million (OZ,BGP)
d3t03 Severe Tire Damage (ATC,BGP) >
d3t04 Spitfire (ATC,BGP)
d3t05 Stella Blue (SM,BGP)
d3t06 "we really love playing for you like this"


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November 22, 2008

STS9 Hotty Toddy

Celebrating the Ole Miss drubbing of LSU with a Sound Tribe Sector 9 Stream from Oxford, MS (downloadable FLAC and MP3s available here).

Sound Tribe Sector 9 Live at The Library on 2004-04-15 (April 15, 2004)

Source: Schoeps mk41>kc5>cmc6xt>m248>Fostex FR-2 @24/96
Lineage: FR-2>usb2.0>Wavelab 4(resample & dither w/uv22hr)>CDWAV>Flac
Taped by: John Callery
Transferred by: John Callery
STS9, Dance, Once Told, Mischief of a Sleepwalker, Trinoc, Vibyl, 4 Year Puma, Moonsockets, Today, Really Wut?

November 17, 2008

More Great Minneapolis Gigs From Last Weekend

This past weekend has been a musical bonanza for the Twin Cities.  Friday, it was Gov't. Mule with BackDoor Slam, and the Australian Pink Floyd Show--take your pick.  Saturday, it was again Mule and Slam, and then Drive-By Truckers and the The Hold Steady.  Sunday, again, the Truckers and Hold Steady.

I am posting an afternoon record-store gig Patterson Hood of the Truckers did, followed by that night's Truckers show.

I don't know who Z-man is, but he gets around (he was at both nights of Mule, PAtterson's solo gig, and Sunday's Truckers/Hold Steady show--wow!) and has Scoeps MK4v's, which are great mics.  The Mule shows I've posted as well as the forthcoming BackDoor Slam opener were all great recordings by him.  Whoever you are, thanks!



Patterson Hood Solo Acoustic
Treehouse Records
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Source: Schoeps CCM4V'S(din)>Lunatec V2>Sound Devices 722 (24/48)
Location: FOP/DFC/KFC/ZFC/AARP 8' From Patterson, 6' High
DSP: Sound Devices 722>Sound Forge 7.0>CD Wave>flac(16)
Recorded By: Z-Man
Seeded By: Z-Man

Disc I

01 Tuning
02 Heathens
03 Nine Bullets
04 Banter - Disney
05 Uncle Disney
06 The Opening Act
07 Grand Daddy
08 Banter - Living Bubba
09 Living Bubba
10 Sink Hole


shntool 3.0.4
Copyright (C) 2000-2007 Jason Jordan <>

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Drive By Truckers
First Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Source: Schoeps CCM4V'S(din)>Lunatec V2>Sound Devices 722 (24/48)
Location: FOB/DFC/KFC/ZFC/AARP Inside the Cage in Front of Soundboard, 7' High
DSP: Sound Devices 722>Sound Forge 7.0>CD Wave>flac(16)
Recorded By: Z-Man
Seeded By: Z-Man

Disc I

01 Intro
02 Marry Me
03 That Man I Shot
04 Self Destructive Zones >
05 ?
06 The Company I Keep
07 Carl Perkin's Cadillac >
08 The Righteous Path >
09 Sink Hole
10 Ghost to Most 

Disc II

01 The Home Front >
02 The Living Bubba >
03 Zip City >
04 Dead, Drunk, and Naked >
05 ? >
06 Hell No I Ain't Happy >
07 Three Dimes Down >
08 Lookout Mountain


shntool 3.0.4
Copyright (C) 2000-2007 Jason Jordan <>

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Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk

Yet again, thanks to Kevin for this very nice recording of Dumpstaphunk opening for Widespread Panic on Nov. 1.  I am grateful to have been in attendance for this show, as well as the following WSP show in which Ivan sat in.  Also, I made it to the previous night's show.  Also, I was in attendance for two nights of Galactic (at Tip's Uptown of course!) after-shows, the first night of which also featured an Ivan sit-in.  So I saw the wizard makin it real nice on three separate occasions in two nights!


UNO Lakefront Arena
New Orleans, LA

Source: AKG c460/ck63(DINish)>Mini MP>HD-P2 @ 24/48
Location: OTS, DFC
Transfer: CF CARD>HDD>Cdwave>wavelab 5.0 (resample, dither)>FLAC
Taper: jkbyram

**16 bit**

01. Paper Chasin' Britney
02. She's Music
03. I Can Not Make It
04. Deeper
05. Unfunky UFO>
06. Put It In The Dumpsta
07. Meanwhile...

-approx. 1.5 minutes missing at the beginning


November 16, 2008

Where's My Mule?

Well, the past two nights it's been at the Pantages in Minneapolis.  I am posting both here, and was in attendance for the second night.  The Drive-By Truckers opened for the Hold Steady at 1st Ave last night, and Patterson dropped in for the encore.  I should also add that Smokin' Joe Kubek also played a gig last night.  I wish he could have also dropped in.  Coming soon: a blistering opener from Saturday by BackDoor Slam, a tremendous British blues trio.  Anyway, an impressive night! 


Gov't Mule
Pantages Theatre
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Source: Schoeps CCM4V'S(din)>Lunatec V2>Sound Devices 722 (24/48)
Location: FOB/DFC/KFC/ZFC/AARP Row F, Between Seats 108 & 109, 7' High
DSP: Sound Devices 722>Sound Forge 7.0>CD Wave>flac(16)
Recorded By: Z-Man
Seeded By: Z-Man

Disc I 1st Set

01 Mr. Man >
02 Brand New Angel
03 About to Rage
04 Monkey Hill
05 Devil Likes it Slow
06 Painted Silver Light
07 No Need to Suffer
08 Kind of Bird

Disc II 2nd Set

01 *Jam >
02 The Shape I'm In >
03 Fool's Moon
04 Trane >
05 Third Stone From the Sun Jam >
06 Trane >
07 Eternity's Breath >
08 Trane >
09 St. Stephen Jam >
10 Trane >

Disc III 2nd Set Con't

01 Drum Solo >
02 Goin' Out West
03 Mule >
04 Superstition >
05 Mule >
06 Soulshine
07 Banter
08 #Have You Ever Loved A Woman >
09 #Send You Back to Georgia

* Danny Louis on Trumpet
# With Davy Knowles of Back Door Slam on Guitar


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Back Door Slam
Pantages Theatre
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Source: Schoeps CCM4V'S(din)>Lunatec V2>Sound Devices 722 (24/48)
Location: FOB/DFC/KFC/ZFC/AARP Row F, Between Seats 108 & 109, 7' High
DSP: Sound Devices 722>Sound Forge 7.0>CD Wave>flac(16)
Recorded By: Z-Man
Seeded By: Z-Man

Disc I 1st Set

01 Outside Woman Blues >
03 Come Home
04 What In The World
05 It'll All Come Around


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Gov't Mule
Pantages Theatre
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Source: Schoeps CCM4V'S(din)>Lunatec V2>Sound Devices 722 (24/48)
Location: FOB/DFC/KFC/ZFC/AARP Row F, Between Seats 107 & 108, 7' High
DSP: Sound Devices 722>Sound Forge 7.0>CD Wave>flac(16)
Recorded By: Z-Man
Seeded By: Z-Man

Disc I 1st Set

01 Streamline Woman
02 Lola Leave Your Light On
03 Bad Little Doggie >
04 How Many More Years >
05 Higher Ground >
06 How Many More Years
07 Far Away
08 Temporary Saint >
09 Scomule >
10 Dance to the Music >
11 Scomule
12 Hunger Strike >
13 Dear Mr. Fantasy >
14 Hunger Strike >
15 *Take Me To The River

Disc II 2nd Set

01 No Celebration >
02 #Tryin' Not to Follow >
03 Helter Skelter >
04 Jam (Jorgen Playing Sabbath on Bass) >
05 @Have a Cigar >
06 Drum Solo >

Disc III 2nd Set Con't

01 Jam >
02 Brighter Days >
03 Like Flies >
04 Blindman In The Dark
05 Tuning/Crowd
06 $Cortez the Killer

* With Davy Knowles of Back Door Slam on Guitar
# With Danny Louis on Guitar
@ With Matt Abts on Vocals
$ With Patterson Hood of the Drive By Truckers on Guitar and Vocals


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November 15, 2008

Merry Xmas From The The


The The
Rockpalast Christmas Special
Cologne, Germany
source: FM broadcast
lineage: CDRx> iTunes with error correction> xACT> FLAC

399 MB (FLAC)

1 Boiling Point
2 Voidy Numbness
3 Dogs Of Lust
4 Helpline Operator
5 Global Eyes
6 Soul Catcher
7 This Is The Day
8 December Sunlight
9 Swine Fever
10 Phantom Walls  
11 Love Is Stronger Than Death  
12 Bluer Than Midnight   
13 Armageddon Days Are Here (Again)
time: 64:49

Matt Johnson - vocals, guitar
Eric Schermerhorn - guitar, backing vocals
Spencer Campbell - bass, backing vocals
Earl Harvin - drums, harmonium


Taylor Grocery Band w/ Jimbo Mathus & Carey Hudson


Taylor Grocery Band w. Jimbo Mathus
Joe's 4th Annual Crawdad Hole Festival
Jackson, MS

Source: aKG c460b/ck63(DIN)>d mod UA-5>JB3
Location DFC, 30' from stage at 6.4' high
Transfer: JB3>Cdwave>FLAC
TAper: jkbyram

Disc 1
01. Jim Dees Intro*
02. Whats Gonna Become of Me*
03. Jesus On The Mainline*
04. Bloody 98*
05. *
06. Power to the People*#
07. Taping That Thing*#
08. Cuckoo Bird*#
09. The Thrill Is Gone*#
10. Boogie Music*#
11. Abiline*#
12. Crawdad Hole*#

*Cary Hudson
#Jimbo Mathus

November 14, 2008

Joe's Garage-Era Live Zappa


Frank Zappa

12-Feb 1979, Apollo Theater, Manchester, England

OK people, here's the deal.  I can't speak to the lineage of this version other than to state that it is easily the best version I have heard of this show.  I got it on CDR from a guy several months ago; he mailed me the CDs and, despite my offers, would not accept anything in return.  Unfortunately, since then I had a hard drive failure and lost all emails, etc, so cannot even properly credit him (I don't know your name anymore, but a million thanks!).

He readily admits to having spent considerable time working with his source material; i.e. he EQ'ed, etc.  While most people frown on tampering with the original material, in this case he has done a wonderful job, and I believe he had better source material to work with than that the versions that have been circulating.

Interestingly, he attempted to seed this show on Zappateers a few months ago and they pulled it believing it had originated from lossy sources.  However, he told me that he had never compressed the files, etc.  If you analyze it with tools such as TAU it appears to have been compressed at some point; however, by their own admission, they are not entirely accurate.

While I am as anti-MP3 as anyone on the planet, in this case I believe the Zappateers have made a mistake.  I am not convinced this came from a lossy format; however, even if it did, this is the best sounding version in circulation, so in this case an exception should be made to allow material of this quality to be available.

So here it - you be the judge!

Information as per JN:

Frank Zappa
Ike Willis
Denny Walley
Warren Cucurullo
Arthuer Barrow
Vinnie Colaiuta
Ed Mann
Tommy Mars
Peter Wolf

50 min, FM, A- or 121 min, Aud, B+
The FM recording ends with Honey Don't You Want A Man Like Me?
Persona Non Grata, Dead Girls Of London, I Ain't Got No Heart, Brown Shoes Don't Make It, Cosmik Debris, Tryin' To Grow A Chin, City Of Tiny Lights, Dancin' Fool, Easy Meat, Jumbo Go Away, Honey Don't You Want A Man Like Me?, Keep It Greasey, The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing, For The Young Sophisticate, Wet T-shirt Nite, Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?, Peaches En Regalia, Yellow Snow Suite, Strictly Genteel, Montana, Pound For A Brown, Mystery Rehearsal Piece (incl. Deathless Horsie, Five-Five-Five.


R.L. Burnside's With Them Angels in Heaven

A late, great, and missed Hill Blues hero.  R.I.P., R.L.  Have a Bloody Mary on me!

Video (not from this particular show)

R.L. Burnside
(June 10, 1996)
The Silver Dollar
Toronto, Canada


Poor Black Mattie
Shake 'Em On Down
Fireman Ring The Bell
Long Haired Doney
Rollin' & Tumblin'
Goin' Away Baby
Snake Drive
Goin' Down South

Doug Norquay opened

Galactic w/ Charlie Hunter

GALACTIC  with special guest Charlie Hunter
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, CA

Source: DSBD > Master Disc > EAC > CD-R > EAC > CD Wave > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC level 8

Disc 1

Paul's Fantasy
Crazyhorse Mongoose
Go Go
Hamp's Hump
Open the Door *
Spicoli's Toe
Charlie Dozen
Get a Head On

Disc 2

Start From Scratch
Check Out Your Mind
Change My Ways
Black Eyed Pea > Drums > Black Eyed Pea


Let The Music Take Your Mind
Witch Doctor

Disc 3

Root Down >
Love On The Run >
Something's Wrong With This Picture
Mind Is Hazy
Encore: Two Clowns

* Charlie Hunter joins for the rest of the show.

Great Show, I had to re-track disc 3 because the first three songs were not split.

Then I put entire show into Cool Edit Pro to remove pops.


Pat Peterson

Jimbo Mathus Rocks the Loft

Mad props to Kevin for this one!  If you like your blues dirty, check this phenom out.  You may know Jimbo from the Squirrel Nut Zippers.  In Mississippi, we know Clarksdale's Jimbo as one of our own, and a blues legend.


Jimbo Mathus & Knockdown South
The Loft
Vicksburg, MS

Source: MATRIX AKG c460/ck63(XY) + sbd>d mod UA-5>JB3
Location: stagelip
Transfer: JB3>firewire>cdwave>FLAC
Taper: jkbyram (

Set 1
Disc 1

03. Be That Way
05. State Line Women
06. Loose Diamonds
07. Let Me Be Your Rocker
08. Clarksdale Tighten Up
09. Turn Your Lamp Down Low
Set 2
10. Thang Going On
11. Skateland
12. My Baby Got Drunk

Disc 2

01. Long Time No See
02. Hypmotized
03. Stuttgart,AR>
04. Hip Shake>
05. Stuttgart,AR
Set 3
06. 10 Long Years
07. Dancing Dawn
08. Mule Plow Line
09. Come Around, Get Around
10. Loving Arms
11. Fistful Of Dollars
12. Rolling Like A Log


-Vocals only were pulled from the SBD
-the band played around with a harp mic that was onstage
before they started. i left this on the recording.

November 13, 2008

The Raconteurs, Bonnaroo 2008

Brendan Benson and Jack White / Photo by Lucy Hamblin

 The Raconteurs


Consoler of the Lonely, Hold Up, Switch and Spur, You don't understand me, Top Yourself, Old Enough, Store Bought Bones, Keep It Clean, Steady as she goes, Rich Kid Blues, Blue Veins, E: Many Shades of Black, Level, Salute Your Solution, Broken Boy Solider, Carolina Drama

David Lindley & Ry Cooder with the Bonnie Raitt Band

David Lindley & Ry Cooder
Bonnie Raitt Band
Santa Monica Civic Center-Santa Monica,CA

Audmc/Toa DM1200d>D-6>Jb3>Goldwave>Cdwav>Flac

Disc 1
David Lindley & Ry Cooder

01. Bon Temp Roulee
02. Crazy 'Bout My Automobile
03. Jesus On The Mainline
04. Tattler
05. Vigilante Man
06. Billy The Kid
07. ???  [Kid's Fear Blues?]
08. The Rub

Disc 2
01. The Long Rider
02. Mercury Blues
03. Bourgeois Blues

Bonnie Raitt

04. About To Make Me Leave Home
05. Talk To Me
06. Green Light
07. Have A Heart
08. Too Soon To Tell
09. Cry On My Shoulder

Disc 3
01. Love Me Like A Man
02. Give It Up Or Let Me Go
03. Love Letter
04. Three Time Loser
05. Banter
06.Nick Of Time
07. River Of Tears
08. Angel From Montomery (W/ Lindley)
09. Thing Called Love (w/ Cooder & Lindley)
10. Oklahoma (w/ John Raitt)

FILLER: Unknown Date (FM)
11. Angel From Montgomery

Taped By John DeTally

Transfered,Edited,And Flac Encoded By Candleman


Wanee Family Jam



Wanee Family Jam
April 12, 2008
Wanee Festival
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
Live Oak, FL

Source: AKG 480/ck61 > Segue silver XLR > Marantz PMD660 (Oade warm)
Location: FOB, center, ~40 yards from stage
Transfer: PMD660 > iMac. Tracked via Sound Studio, FLAC via xACT

Recorded by Alex Leary

Disc One

01. Mountain Jam
02. Who's Been Talking
03. And It Stoned Me
04. The Same Thing
05. All Along The Watchtower
06. Sugaree

Disc Two

01. The Sky Is Crying
02. Midnight Rider
03. Good Morning Little School Girl
04. Come On In My Kitchen
05. Mountain Jam > Dazed and Confused > Mountain Jam
06. E: Fire On The Bayou


The core band was the Allman Brothers, minus Gregg. The guest musicians were:

01. w/Robert Walter, Kofi Burbridge, keys

02. w/Robert Walter, Kofi Burbridge, keys

03. w/Robert Walter, Kofi Burbridge, keys; JJ Grey vocals

04. w/Robert Walter, Kofi Burbridge, keys; Matt Grondin, guitar, Count M'butu, percussion; Ron Holloway sax

05. w/Bob Weir, guitar; Andy Hess, bass Matt Abts, Yonrico Scott, drums; Jeff Chementi, keys; Ron Holloway sax; Kofi Burbridge, flute

06. w/Bob Weir, guitar; Chuck Garvey, guitar; Andy Hess, bass; Butch Trucks, Jay Lane, drums; Jeff Chementi, keys

Disc Two

01. w/Dave Yoke, guitar; Tinsley Ellis, guitar; "Evil One", bass; Robert Walter, Kofi Burbridge, keys; Jimmy Fadden harp

02. w/Devon Allman, guitar and vocals; Pedro Arevalo, bass; w/Jack Kirkner, keys

03. w/Mark Karan, guitar; Todd Smallie, bass; Robert Walter, keys; Karl Denson, sax; JJ Grey, harp

04. w/Del McCoury, guitar; Alan Bartram, standup bass; Jason Carter, fiddle; Ronnie McCoury, mandolin; Robbie McCoury, banjo

05. w/Kofi Burbridge, keys

06. w/Brian Stoltz, guitar; no Derek; George Porter, bass; (no Oteil); Russell Batiste, Jaimoe drums; (no Butch); Robert Walter, keys; Karl Denson, sax

Best Slide Guitarist in the World? Judge for yourselves...

Sonny Landreth 

Sonny Landreth


Video Clip

Jazzbones, Tacoma, WA

  1. Intro
  2. South of I-10
  3. Native Stepson
  4. Promised Land
  5. Wind in Denver
  6. Hell at Home
  7. Storm of Worry
  8. Blues Attack
  9. Blue Angel
  10. USS Zydecoldsmobile
  11. Uberesso
  12. Key to the Highway
  13. All About You
  14. Back to Bayou Teche
  15. Pedal To Medal


A Black Keys Bonnaroo

The Black Keys

Bonnaroo 2007

June 15, 2007

Manchester, TN


Girl Is On My Mind
Just Got To Be
The Breaks
Stack Shot Billy
Everywhere I Go
Set You Free
Your Touch
Your The One
Grown So Ugly
No Trust
Have Love Will Travel
Til I Get My Way

Fat Man in the Graveyard

Well, they actually scattered his ashes in the Pacific.  What a terrible shame that he's gone...

For this mini-tribute to Lowell George, I am posting a 1973 gem from Little Feat as well as one of Lowell's last shows on his solo tour from 1979.


Little Feat
Ultra Sonic Studios
Hempstead, NY

Apolitical Blues,
Got No Shadow,
On Your Way Down,
Walking All Night,
Interview w/ Lowell,
Two Trains,
Fat Man in the Bathtub,
Sailing Shoes,
Cold Cold Cold> Dixie Chicken> Tripe Face Boogie,
Teenage Nervous Breakdown


Lowell George
June 26, 1979
Alexander's, Browns Mill, New Jersey

Found these comments on the web regarding this show:
"Lowell passed away on 6/29/79. Various cuts/splices are present, but the best possi
ble job has been done to bring the audience and FM sources together to make a comple
te show. The bootleg "Walk Together, Darling" is from this show. "

Disc 1:
1. introduction/Fat Man In The Bathtub
2. Honest Man (brief static/warble at around 4:10)
3. What Do You Want The Girl To Do
4. Can't Stand The Rain
5. Easy Money (audience source splice at 4:58 or so)
6. Rocket In My Pocket
7. Apolitical Blues

Disc 2:
1. Two Trains/
2. Dixie Chicken (fm source splice at :45 or so)
3. -audience applause
4. Willin'
5. Spanish Moon (audience source splice at 7:48 or so)


November 12, 2008

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